In the Shadow of the October Revolution
2017 was the 100th anniversary of the October revolution in Russia. The takeover by the Communist Bolsheviks changed the world for ever and with it the live of three great Russion composers of the 20th century.
© Schostakowitsch Archiv
Dmitri Shostakovich, who never escaped the control of the Soviet state, returnee Sergei Prokofiev, who claimed to have recognised too late the challenges of the changed situation, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, who took the opportunity of a concert tour to Sweden to flee Russia and never saw his homeland again. The lives and work of all three are all closely interwoven with the history of their country, but in different ways.
YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...
Bel Air Media
For the first time in France, and to start off the celebrations of Bernstein’s centennial, the delightful Wonderful Town at the Opéra de Toulon!
Bernstein: A Quiet Place
C Major Entertainment
In 1986 Bernstein conducted a refined version of his own opera A Quiet Place in Vienna.
IMZ Academy “Re-Imagining the Orchestra for the Digital Age”
IMZ International Music + Media Centre
Taking place from 29-30 May in Vienna/Austria, this IMZ Academy is designed to help orchestras position and promote themselves in the digital world.